I don’t recall exactly what it was that endeared me to It Hugs Back at first. It might have been the lo-fi fuzzy bounce of the lead single from their 2009 debut album Inside Your Guitar, or the fact that 4AD sent it to me as a 7″ single. Yes, vinyl is a shortcut to […]
Quick one for today, taken from the Bills & Aches & Blues compilation that pairs artists from 4AD’s current roster with songs from the label’s past. Obviously pretty much anything the label has ever put out would fall under the mandate of this site, but I’m particularly partial to this one that pairs Daughter frontwoman […]
I never use the ‘save’ function in Facebook, so in accidentally doing so this morning I was reminded that I do in fact sometimes use the ‘save’ function in Facebook. And one of the things I saved almost five years ago was this retrospective feature at 4AD by Facing The Other Way author Martin Aston […]
I need to get back to my original intent of dropping quick bits of whatever without lots of commentary, so here’s the video for Lush’s second single, released October 15, 1990, and included in their not-their-first-album-but-generally-regarded-as-their-first-album Gala. I’d actually never seen this vid nor the original single art before putting this post together, so we’ll […]
There was rightly an outpouring of coverage when legendary graphic designer Vaughan Oliver – responsible for the visual language of 4AD records from its inception through the late ’90s – sadly passed away in December of 2019. Long Live Vinyl was fortunate enough to talk to Oliver about his work in August of 2018.